Driver Improvement Clinic & Defensive Driving Class

Now offering the 12-hour aggressive driving course, which satisfies the RADEP requirement.

DMV Certified/Court Approved

Our Driver Improvement Clinic satisfies all court and DMV requirements. All you have to do is hand in the certificate of completion to the courthouse, and we’ll go ahead and notify the DMV electronically of your attendance so you automatically receive 5 positive points!


We know that our students have tight budgets, which is why we always try to keep costs low and prices competitive. We also offer everyone a special $10 discount for registering and paying in advance.  Getting your certificate of completion has never been easier or cheaper! 

Interactive Class

We know that learning about safe driving habits isn’t always that much fun. Therefore, we go above and beyond to make sure each class is engaging and interactive! We hire instructors that are fun and enthusiastic, and provide a curriculum that is applicable to everyone.

Colonial Driving School offers a DMV Certified 8-hour Driver Improvement Clinic to teach Defensive Driving to students who have been referred to driving school by the DMV or the court system, or individuals who just want to get points taken off their licenses. The curriculum is an approved l 8-Hour Defensive Driving Course, which satisfies the requirements of all agencies in Virginia, and is the only curriculum accepted by some jurisdictions. Students can take the class as a volunteer every two years and get up to 5 safe-driving points, and they can take it more often if the courts/DMV require it.

During the course, we train students to drive in such a way as to save time, lives, and money. Our DMV Certified Driver Improvement Clinic is a lively interactive class that equips people of all ages to drive defensively by teaching them to recognize the hazards, understand the defense, and act correctly in time.  In addition, the course addresses common driving violations that result in collisions and how to change driving habits to eliminate moving violations.

If you’ve recently received a ticket and wish to get it dismissed, desire insurance benefits, or if the DMV has required you to take a Defensive Driving Course, our class is here for you! We offer classes in the Tri-Cities area on various days to accommodate your schedule. If it’s more convenient for you, you can take the course online in the privacy of your own home, and get the same certificate as if you had come to the classroom version.  Classroom or Online, you’ll receive your certificate as soon as you pass your test, no waiting or paying for shipping, and the DMV will be notified electronically of your successful completion of the course.

If you have any questions about scheduling or payment, please call us at (804) 526-2197.

“Two Thumbs Up!”

I was incredibly pleased with my experience at Colonial Driving School. Due to my schedule, I was required to take the online version of the Driver Improvement Clinic. The curriculum was helpful, the price was competitive, and the manager was able to meet me halfway between where we both lived to administer the final exam. Overall, two thumbs up! I highly recommend it.

Kathryn Shanks

I’d give Colonial Driving School five stars! I went to the Driver Improvement Clinic because I had gotten a ticket, and I loved the energy and enthusiasm of the instructor, Mr. Carvalho. It was also $5 cheaper than the other driving school in Colonial Heights. If you need driving school, this is definitely the one to attend.

Justin Costanzo

I was pleasantly surprised by how enjoyable this driving school was. The staff was very relational which provided an excellent learning environment. The tips my instructor (Pedro) gave were practical and interesting, which, combined with his interactive teaching style, allowed me to retain and implement defensive driving techniques without even having to think about it. Also, it was MUCH cheaper than other driving schools. I will definitely recommend.

Justin Gardner